Z-STAR (pronounced ‘zee-star’) is the Psyche Soul Blues Rock band created by Zee Gachette; frontwoman, singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist and producer. Featuring a collective of powerhouse musicians on Lead Guitar, Bass, Keys and Drums.
“An interstellar ride with one of the most exquisite psychedelic rock goddesses around! Tipping a hat to The Doors, but not only that, flipping it up into the air and catching it as a different hat and looking damn good in it, moments of intimate 5th dimension genius, then taken down to the roots of rock ’n bluesy soul to lift the hearts and feet in order to kick down those doors of perception!” – Pete Maguire, Evolution 2016
Z-STAR’s high octane transcendental live shows have lit up stages worldwide with performances at some of the most legendary festivals and venues including; Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, The Great Escape, Standon Calling, Brighton Fringe Festival, Dingwalls, Caloundra Music Festival, Jazz Cafe, Guitare En Scene, Festival Nuits Du Sud, Zik Zak, Le Chainon Manquant, MaMA, Le Trianon, Hotel Cafe, Zanzibar, The Roxy, Circolo Degli Artisti, MTV Live, Premio Tenco, Villa Ada, Salumeria Della Musica, 16 Tons and Usaba Jazz Festival. With shows at Port Fairy Folk Festival and Blue Mountains Music Festival confirmed for 2019.
(Their) destiny is in the name: a star of love and spiritual strength, destined to touch the peoples’ hearts with joy, freedom and deep emotion – Vogue Italia
Z-STAR will be releasing their new album ‘16 Tons of Love’ in 2019. Prepare to experience powerful psychedelic rock, soul-soaked blues, beefy garage funk and searing songs of heart wrenching intimacy. Imagine Janis Joplin meeting Jim Morrison and The Black Keys in a Quentin Tarantino directed episode of HBO’s True Blood, and you’re getting close to the unique sound of Z-STAR!
“Within seconds, it was apparent comparisons between Zee Gachette and Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Nina Simone were no exaggeration. The sheer energy of her rock guitar, channelling The Who and Led Zeppelin, and the passion and power in Zee’s voice blew the audience away” – Rhythms Magazine
“A force of nature” – Jimmy Page | “If you love The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Gossip or The White Stripes, you’re going to fall head over heels for these guys” – Noosa News | “The voice of the globe” – Vanity Fair | “The brave new sound of Heavy Soul and Rock n Roll” – Rolling Stone | “One to watch!” – BBC Radio 2 | “They deserve to be on a world stage. Period.” – UrbanJazz Radio